Kuznetsova fights her way past Peng

Kuznetsova, fourth in the world, on Thursday spent less than two hours in earning victory over the number 65 who is returning from appendicitis, which forced her to withdraw from February events in Pattaya City and Dubai.

Polish number six Agnieszka Radwanska got through over Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-0 as seeded women took to the court for places in the third round.

But another pair of seeds crashed out in disappointment at Crandon Park.
Swiss Timea Bacsinszky kept up a personal best after losing in her first two Miami appearances as she stunned China’s Australian open semifinalist Li Na 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) in two-and-a-half hours, the winner firing seven aces and winning a final-set tiebreaker.
Unfancied German Andrea Petkovic, ranked 44th, upset Italian tenth seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 on a day when four Italian men also went out.

In other matches, Agnes Szavay humiliated Australian Alicia Molik 6-0, 6-0 while Ana Ivanovic won her first match since the Australian Open first round as she defeated Pauline Parmentier 6-4, 6-3.

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